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Girl Flu. (2016)

Bird, 12, has to become a woman whether she wants to or not when - in the worst week of her life - she gets her first period, is ditched by her impulsive, free spirited mom, and learns that you can never really go back to The Valley.

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Dorie Barton

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Dorie Barton
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Credited cast:
Katee Sackhoff ... Jenny
Jade Pettyjohn ... Bird
Jeremy Sisto ... Arlo
Heather Matarazzo ... Lilli
Judy Reyes ... Celeste
Diego Josef ... Carlos
Isabella Acres ... Rachel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Virginia Aparicio Ashley Virginia Aparicio ... Couple on Stairs (as Ashley V. Aparacio)
Jovan Armand ... Dominic
Golden Bachelder ... Boy
Joel Benoit Joel Benoit ... Fireman #2
Jonah Beres ... Ben
Susannah Blinkoff ... Mrs. Allen
Katherine Brown Katherine Brown ... Woman at Party
Marcus Brown ... Officer Gordon
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In this double coming-of-age comedy, Bird, 12 - wise beyond her years - finds herself having to take care of her fun-but-flighty stoner of a mom, Jenny. When Bird is humiliated by getting her first period at the school picnic, the delicate balance at home blows up as both mother and daughter struggle to discover what it really means to become a woman. Written by DB

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It's a period piece.

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Comedy | Family

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Oddly unbalanced and a bit of a wasted opportunity
4 February 2019 | by freydis-eSee all my reviews

This is certainly unusual, a film made by a woman in which the bad guys are women and both the main male characters are sensitive, unselfish paragons, who do and say the right thing every single time. Weird, and not that convincing.

It's well enough acted across the board, has a decent script, and I really wanted to like it because the young actress playing Bird gives an excellent performance, and really brings home how shocking and dispiriting this experience can be, especially first time around. But every time I started to get fully into this, the film cut away to yet another scene of the ghastly selfish mother character behaving unreasonably, while her boyfriend listens calmly, patiently trying to explain to her what reasonable means. Why would anyone even bother?

The two males, the mother's boyfriend and the boy who wants to be friends with Bird, are both too good to be true, the mother thinks everything is about her (literally) and unfortunately, the director seems to agree with her. In the end I didn't have the patience for all the repetition, but if you can put up with the mother's boring antics, you may find this worthwhile.


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6 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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